Blog

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” -Colin Powell, Former U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

 

 

September 8, 2017

 

Passive Income

 

It’s a common trope in society: the wealthier you are, the less work people think you do. You see so many images of wealthy people living a jet setting lifestyle, driving expensive cars, and taking vacations in exotic locales that it’s easy to forget all the hard work that went to getting there. Being able to live such a lifestyle is the consequence of wealth, not the cause. A 45-year old sipping martinis on a beach in the Bahamas didn’t get to that point by lounging around on the beaches all day.  READ MORE

 

September 5, 2017

 

Investing in Stocks

 

The stock market (which includes share markets) is notable for a number of reasons. It is exceedingly accessible to the average person, it offers high risk and high rewards, and there are countless numbers of people who have made and lost fortunes overnight in them. The stock market crashes of 1929 and 1987 still ring in the ears of investors all across the country, despite the fact that they have long since faded into the history books. This gives the stock market an aura of thrill and fear, which makes it seem scarier than it actually is. READ MORE

August 22, 2017

 

Investing in Business

You will commonly hear this refrain from successful business owners: nobody ever got rich working for somebody else. A cursory glance at the Forbes 400 gives credence to this statement; the list overwhelmingly comprises of entrepreneurs and business owners. When you give it some thought, it makes sense, too: working for somebody else means that you’re always capped by what they are willing to pay you. Work for yourself, and the limit is only what you’re willing to work for.  READ MORE

August 16, 2017

 

Investing in Real Estate

Investing in real estate used to be something of an unofficial national pastime. When the property market experienced year after year of double-digit growth in prices, people all across the country (and even across the world) were snatching up properties left and right, hoping to turn a quick profit. This made a lot of people rich…until the bubble popped, and millions of people lost everything in a matter of months. This includes many of the people who once stated that house flipping was a “sure bet”. As we now know, that was hardly the case at all.   READ MORE

August 9, 2017

 

Choose Wealth

Wealth isn’t just a state of being; it’s a mindset. Take a look at where a lot of lottery winners end up – many of them wind up being completely bankrupt within a few years. They were superficially wealthy, but they never possessed a wealthy mindset. Without the understanding of how to create and maintain real wealth, they did not know how to keep their fortune in their hands. You must choose to be wealthy – it will never fall into your lap. No matter how many good things come your way, if you don’t know how to utilize the time and money you have to generate wealth, you will be lost.  You must choose wealth.     READ MORE

July 19, 2017

 

Do You Know What Makes Your Employees Tick? 

 

I have always found the study of people and their personalities to be interesting. Why some people can make a decision almost instantly and others need much more convincing and time to sort out their thoughts is fascinating to me. Understanding how people are wired and what makes them tick can be incredibly valuable in managing teams, inspiring workers and understanding your customers and clients. Which of these personality types do you resonate with the most?   READ MORE
February 6, 2017
8 Tips to Inspire Your Small
Business Team
Often times in the workplace, employees strive not just to be heard — but to find purpose in their efforts. Small business owners, managers, and those in leadership roles are faced with the challenge of making their team feel more secure. It can be easy to lose yourself in day-to-day tasks and meetings, but it’s crucial for you to be connected with your employees. To help you build loyalty and boost office morale, here are eight tips to inspire your small business team.     READ MORE
January 3, 2017
Have You Embraced the Importance of Ratings?
The landscape of marketing seems to be changing again.  Traditional marketing will continue to be important but is being swamped by ratings.  We have all got used to Google and the importance of search engine optimization.  It is important to get yourself to the top of page 1 to get page visits and business from those seeking to purchase or enquire online. However, for leisure sectors, many now avoid traditional searches and go straight to rating sites such as Tripadvisor.  READ MORE
December 15, 2016
Time Management Rules
of a Millionaire
 
What if we said there was a single habit that led to success? Yes, one.    Seriously, though. Just one – It’s time management. It’s the ultimate skill that everyone needs — regardless of your industry or position. And the single most skill that most of us fall behind on. As entrepreneurs, we often collide with the misconception that owning a business allows us the freedom to do as we please. While this may be true in some cases, it also places full responsibility on yourself.   READ MORE
November 21, 2016
Improving Cash Flow: 6 Keys to Success
Cash flow improvement has been made a mystery over time and has become elusive for many business owners. However, there are just 6 Keys to improving your cash flow in any business. This means you only need to focus on 6 areas of your business to make a massive improvement. So what are these 6 keys to success: improving cash flow?   READ MORE
November 10, 2016
Overwhelmed By the Idea of Putting Together a Good Business Plan?
Everyone agrees that when it comes to making a good business plan the hardest part is starting it. Why? This task is daunting at best, especially if you are new to the game. One thing to remember though is that coming up with a good business plan won’t be hard once you start. Following are the main tips you need to keep in mind, which will guarantee a business plan that works for you.     READ MORE
November 1, 2016  
Save Yourself… From a Recipe for Distraction
It doesn’t matter who you are or what your position is at work, we’re all subject to a constant flow of potential distractions while we’re working.  Some may be short, and some we seemingly wake up from and ask, “Where did the day go!”  The problem is we all have a finite amount of time each day to accomplish what really matters.  If you’re a small business owner then your time is precious and the little distractions in your day can end up having a huge impact on your income, and your chances for long-term success.   READ MORE 
October 25, 2016
Selling the Brand Using
the Right Branding Statement
Brands have evolved to become the product identity you wish to sell, and your customers want to buy. A brand is not simply a product offering, in fact, it signifies quality and service, and has a story to tell of its own. Today’s blog post focuses on what all great brands have in common and what the brand would do for its customers.    READ MORE
September 26, 2016
Do You Inspire Your Staff?

 

My experience tells me that a very small percentage of company presidents, managers and supervisors truly inspire their staff. They might build solid teams, set clear expectations and reach most of their goals, but they fail to inspire their people to reach and become better.
But if you’re building effective teams and getting adequate results, does inspiration really matter that much?    
READ MORE
September 26, 2016 
Goal Setting is SMART Business
Goal setting is as important in personal life as it is in business.
The most common denominator in all the self-help literature and books is the importance of goal setting. We’re told to set long-term goals, short-term goals, lifetime goals and personal goals.
 The benefits of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results orientated, Time-framed (S.M.A.R.T) goals have been written about in self-help books for years. So, it follows that goal setting is obviously a powerful process.
It is about taking things one day at a time and of turning vision into achievable, actionable things. It’s the common denominator of successful individuals and businesses.    
READ MORE
September 26, 2016
Time Management Tips
for Business Owners
Whether you’re a business owner or a manager, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Balancing your team, their needs, while tracking output can be a nightmare if you don’t have concrete processes in place. The biggest key in time management is prioritization. By dividing your to-do list into urgent tasks, short and long-term goals, you’ll be able to allocate your time more effectively. Here are five of my favorite time management tips for business owners.  
READ MORE

 

 May 31, 2016
5 Simple Ways to Improve Profit Margins

Are you looking to make more money in your business? Well, I have good news for you. Here are five simple strategies to boost your profit margins … today!
1) Increase your prices. This is the fastest and easiest way to boost your margins, and I’ve found that business owners tend to be more afraid of raising prices than their customers are.
I’ve also noticed most customers won’t notice the increase and the ones who complain about it probably already complain about something else. Start with at least 10%, and the chances are you’ll see the benefits of your increase faster than your customers notice the difference. Now, you don’t want to draw attention to the increases, but if customers ask, explain the reasons and then focus on the benefits of your products or services.    READ MORE

 

 

 May 9, 2016
How to Build a Business
You Can Sell
Whether you plan to exit your business in 10 months or 10 years, your business needs to have value and the sooner the better! Many business owners think that they themselves are the value of the business. You work 60-80 hours per week, you have irons in every fire, you participate at some level in all functions of your business, you have some team members but you don’t feel like you could leave the business for a 6-month vacation without something going wrong. Is that a successful business?  “It can’t possibly run without me” “I’m so valuable.” Right?  READ MORE